Following our sell out first event, join Cannoli & Gun for our second event, screening Rob Reiner’s classic coming-of-age drama, Stand By Me, at the Stock Exchange Bakery. With sweet pies!
In 1986, Rob Reiner, hot off the success of his debut This Is Spinal Tap and sophomore film The Sure Thing (a great early John Cusack, and a perfect film for early December) Reiner looked to a Stephen King collection of novellas, Different Seasons, published in 1982. Of the four novellas, Stand By Me (original story entitled The Body) was the first to be adapted for cinema. Of the other three, Apt Pupil was adapted by Bryan Singer in 1997, and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption was adapted by Frank Darabont in 1994 with the abbreviated title. The fourth novella, The Breathing Method, remains un-adapted.
Stand By Me follows four 12 year old boys over the course of one weekend in 1959, as they journey to find a dead body. On the way, we discover the trials and tribulations of childhood in the late 50s, and get a slice of Americana hiding a darker underbelly.
And, at our screening, you also get a slice of sweet, sweet pie.
For those who have seen the film before, you’re already gleefully expecting chaos and scenes of gross horror. Gordie (Wil Wheaton) grows up to be a novelist (as so many do in Stephen King stories). In the film he tells a story of a pie-eating contest that goes horribly, spectacularly, wrong. However, we foresee a far more pleasant experience of delicious fresh-baked pies made using the best locally-sourced ingredients. Naturally.
When: 8.00pm, Friday 29 May, 2015
Where: The Stock Exchange Bakery, St Nicholas Street, BS1 1TG
Tickets: SOLD OUT- price includes entry and a goodly slice of fresh sweet, sweet pie.
Cannoli & Gun. That’s a weird name.
If you get the reference, you get special internet points and a warm sense of nerdy satisfaction. For those who are scratching your heads, it’s fine. It’s an obscure reference to this classic scene in The Godfather.
Also, it sounds kind of cool. Cannoli & Gun. Well, we think so anyway.
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